Dr Emma Prime

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Hub Manager

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

emma.prime@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72544

Biography

Dr Prime is the Manager of the Future Fibres Hub, established with funding provided by the ARC under the Industrial Transformation Research Hub Scheme, and contributions from Deakin University and several industrial partners.

She has a background in polymer research, in particular managing research projects from the laboratory through scale-up towards potential commercialisation.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, RMIT, 2010
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne, 2007
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical, Hons), The University of Melbourne, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), The University of Melbourne, 2003
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Career highlights

2016 - Present: Manager, ARC Future Fibres Hub, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

2007 - 2016: Project Manager/Research Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Research interests

Dr Prime's research background is in polymer science and monolayer technology. She has experience in polymer synthesis and characterisation, and investigation of monolayer formation and properties at the air/water interface.

Dr Prime is interested in the commercial aspects of science and has worked on several applied research projects including water evaporation suppression and protective films for the Great Barrier Reef. She is currently focussed on translating research from the laboratory, through scale-up, to commercialisation.

Publications

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2020

Structural-rheological characteristics of Chaplin E peptide at the air/water interface; a comparison with ?-lactoglobulin and ?-casein

M Dokouhaki, E Prime, G Qiao, S Kasapis, L Day, S Gras

(2020), Vol. 144, pp. 742-750, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2017

Structure-dependent interfacial properties of Chaplin F from Streptomyces coelicolor

Mina Dokouhaki, Emma Prime, Andrew Hung, Greg Qiao, Li Day, Sally Gras

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-15, Biomolecules, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

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pH-Induced interfacial properties of Chaplin E from Streptomyces coelicolor

Mina Dokouhaki, Andrew Hung, Emma Prime, Greg Qiao, Li Day, Sally Gras

(2017), Vol. 160, pp. 589-597, Colloids and surfaces B: biointerfaces, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

Duolayers at the air/water interface: improved lifetime through ionic interactions

E Prime, D Solomon, I Dagley, G Qiao

(2016), Vol. 120, pp. 7401-7407, Journal of physical chemistry B, Washington, D.C., C1

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2014

Dynamic performance of duolayers at the air/water interface. 1. Experimental analysis

A Leung, E Prime, D Tran, Q Fu, A Christofferson, G Yiapanis, I Yarovsky, G Qiao, D Solomon

(2014), Vol. 118, pp. 10919-10926, Journal of physical chemistry B, Washington, D. C., C1-1

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Dynamic performance of duolayers at the air/water interface. 2. Mechanistic insights from all-atom simulations

A Christofferson, G Yiapanis, A Leung, E Prime, D Tran, G Qiao, D Solomon, I Yarovsky

(2014), Vol. 118, pp. 10927-10933, Journal of physical chemistry B, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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2013

Molecular mechanism of stabilization of thin films for improved water evaporation protection

G Yiapanis, A Christofferson, M Plazzer, M Weir, E Prime, G Qiao, D Solomon, I Yarovsky

(2013), Vol. 29, pp. 14451-14459, Langmuir, Columbus, OH., C1-1

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Formation of dynamic duolayer systems at the air/water interface by using non-ionic hydrophilic polymers

E Prime, D Tran, A Leung, D Sunartio, G Qiao, D Solomon

(2013), Vol. 66, pp. 807-813, Australian journal of chemistry, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

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Molecular interactions behind the synergistic effect in mixed monolayers of 1-octadecanol and ethylene glycol monooctadecyl ether

D Tran, E Prime, M Plazzer, A Leung, G Yiapanis, A Christofferson, I Yarovsky, G Qiao, D Solomon

(2013), Vol. 117, pp. 3603-3612, Journal of physical chemistry B, Columbus, OH., C1-1

journal article
2012

Rational design of monolayers for improved water evaporation mitigation

E Prime, D Tran, M Plazzer, D Sunartio, A Leung, G Yiapanis, S Baoukina, I Yarovsky, G Qiao, D Solomon

(2012), Vol. 415, pp. 47-58, Colloids and surfaces A: physicochemical and engineering aspects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Evaluation of an evaporation suppressing monolayer system in a controlled wave tank environment: A pilot investigation

P Schouten, S Putland, C Lemckert, I Underhill, D Solomon, D Sunartio, A Leung, E Prime, D Tran, G Qiao

(2012), Vol. 16, pp. 49-64, Australian journal of water resources, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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2011

Comb polymers: are they the answer to monolayer stability?

E Prime, D Henry, I Yarovsky, G Qiao, D Solomon

(2011), Vol. 384, pp. 482-489, Colloids and surfaces A: physicochemical and engineering aspects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2010

Australia's plastic banknotes: fighting counterfeit currency

E Prime, D Solomon

(2010), Vol. 49, pp. 3726-3736, Angewandte Chemie (International edition), Weinheim, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Monolayer structure and evaporation resistance: a molecular dynamics study of octadecanol on water

D Henry, V Dewan, E Prime, G Qiao, D Solomon, I Yarovsky

(2010), Vol. 114, pp. 3869-3878, Journal of physical chemistry, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Development of next generation evaporation mitigation technology with increased resistance to wind

Dr Emma Prime, Prof Greg Qiao, Prof David Solomon, A/Prof Jason Monty, Prof Alexander Babanin

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2018: $4,000
  • 2017: $2,400

Other Public Sector Funding

Boosting Coral Abundance on the Great Barrier Reef

Dr Emma Prime, Prof Greg Qiao, Dr Andrew Negri

  • 2018: $5,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report